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Gigi Hadid is known for playing on her laid-back Americana roots with her fashion choices. Between her new guest-in-residence collection of cozy knitwear and her popular country-inspired collection featuring Frankie’s bikinis, fans know they can count on Hadid for wholesome, stylized fashion. However, Gigi Hadid’s Thom Browne CFDA The Fashion Awards’ look for the 2022 ceremony took her Americana style in a new punk direction — and it included a nose ring.
The CFDA Fashion Awards, which stand for The Council of Fashion Designers of America, took place in New York City on November 7th and the fashion and entertainment industries came together to celebrate. Featuring notable personalities like Cher, Kim Kardashian, Lenny Kravitz, Amanda Seyfriend, Janelle Monae, Martha Stewart and Kylie Jenner (to name a few), everyone was striving to stand out in their best designer looks. Because this event is all about celebrating American fashion and design innovations, no one played it safe with their looks—especially the designers in attendance.
celebrities like KylieJenner and Khloe Kardashian starred sexy silhouettes in fitted dresses by Mugler and Laquan Smith, but Gigi Hadid tried a whole new vibe – punk. The supermodel slicked back her long blonde hair and debuted a Thom Browne layered suit set.
Gigi Hadid’s look had some layers. Starting at the base, Hadid wore a cropped white button-down with an raw-cut hem—a continuation of the edgy-preppy trend designers are embracing right now. Most notable was the look, with a patriotic jockstrap peeking out from beneath wide-leg tweed capris. The jockstrap was a popular runway item from Thom Browne’s men’s 2023 collection.
Nominated for American Menswear Designer of the Year, Thom Browne is known for his tailored workwear and funky runway shows. It’s fitting, then, that Gigi Hadid turned to an editorial menswear aesthetic.
The red, white and blue theme of the ensemble was continued with an oversized red tweed waistcoat beneath a blue tweed blazer. Combining all American colors, the striped capris literally tied the look together, complete with a matching braided belt. Hadid opted for a unique red carpet footwear choice with a pair of Browne’s pointed-heeled oxfords, which she wore with striped crew socks.
For makeup, Gigi Hadid’s look was just as unique. Keeping her face and eye makeup relatively natural, she added a pop of color with a gray-blue lipstick. Hadid’s accessories – a pair of stud earrings and an ear cuff – would have been straightforward if it weren’t for her thin nose ring (most likely a temporary addition to Hadid’s look).
Gigi Hadid teamed up with celebrity stylist Mimi Cuttrell to create her preppy punk look. While you might already own a tweed blazer, it’s unclear if Hadid’s untraditional lipstick hue or capris will be the first to make a mainstream comeback – it’s safe to say both items should be on your radar for 2023. Oh, and don’t forget a designer jockstrap.